|Karen Brewer (#46823815)|
| || member for 8 years, 10 months, 14 days|
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I am sixth generation Iowan. My mother's side of the family has been in Iowa since 1841. I have been working on both sides of my family since 1980.|
I began contributing to Find A Grave as a means to record the headstone inscriptions I had transcribed from walking many cemeteries back in the day, mostly Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Madison, Polk and Warren counties in Iowa and mostly relatives. This was before Find A Grave and way before Find A Grave turned into a genealogical site. My parents have also contributed headstone photographs they have taken. My main goal is to preserve what was written on the headstones, to learn about the people and to honor the deceased.
I WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT EDITS WITHOUT A SOURCE. A FAMILY TREE ON ANOTHER WEBSITE IS NOT A SOURCE. ONE PERSON ENTERS THEIR GUESS WORK ON A SITE SUCH AS ANCESTRY.COM AND TWENTY PEOPLE COPY THE ERROR.
Please contact me by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial. I will not add highly detailed information such as census transactions. This data is more suited for sites like Ancestry.com, or your virtual cemetery, etc.
Please use the edit tab to request links. Send a message, or an email with your source please.
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|Messages left for Karen Brewer (8)||[Leave Message]|
|Ken Heller||Benjamin F. Heller|
Hi Karen - Would you mind if I adopted the memorial for Benjamin F. Heller (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=38207140&PIpi=18639786). He was my 2nd GGF.
|Mark A. Merritt||RE: Mahlon G. Johnston|
Karen, you are most welcome. The photo was sent to me by your cousin Nik Johnston. His connection is described in his own hand at the bottom of the photo. I'm connected to Johnston by my grand aunt Beulah Irene Bush, who m. George Dayton Johnston.
All the best!
|treerpgmo||RE: Charles Heasley|
Yeh don't do the link yet ---. This is a might be. I'll have to look at some census records first and get idea of what age their Lyle was.
|simor||RE: Mary A. Diehl|
I'm soooo glad to hear from you. It was exciting when I got home and reviewed my photos finding that I had a photo of a tombstone that was missing for years. Over time it was being uncovered. This graveyard is getting some care. The elderly couple who own the land were mowing it but a neighbor has taken over the care. There is some overgrowth that could be removed. I commend that neighbor for assisting as much as I believe she is able to do.
Thanks for replying.
Added by simor on Aug 24, 2013 5:37 AM
|simor||Family of Mary A Diehl|
Yesterday I found the stone for Mary A Diehl. It had been missing. I was lying flat but covered with 3 inches of soil. There was only a small portion at the top of the stone visible. I uncovered it. The first photo wasn't very good as the stone was soiled and discolored. Today it rained. As you will see the inscription is very clear now but the discoloration remains. I am hopeful that with time this will clear. I found what I think is the base but did not attempt to set it up as the bottom of the upper part has a jagged edge as you will see in the photo.
I sent an email to the family but have had no response.
Added by simor on Aug 23, 2013 12:17 PM
|Justina Vickerman||RE: Sarah Johnston|
She was married to Hamilton S. Johnston 1817-1899. Sarah was his second wife. His first wife Margaret Brownfield passed away in 1852. I believe Margaret and Sarah were cousins. Margaret was the daughter of Robert Brownfield and Sarah (Price) Brownfield.. Mary Ann (Price) Downard's sister.
Sarah and Hamilton had 4 children.
Lucretia who married George Miller .. she is supposed to be buried in Mt. Sterling (but I could not find her grave when I went looking for it.) This was based off of her obit.
Charles W Johnston... I think he headed towards Des Moines.. no idea what happened to him
Ida Belle Johnston married John W Topping died in Burlington.
John F Johnston - no idea where he went.. I think he also went towards Des Moines.
Hope this helps...
|LKat||George E White|
Yes, you have my permission to use the photos of George E White at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Please use this line:
© 2011 LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.
Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photos.
Added by LKat on Apr 09, 2012 3:23 PM
|Wendy Roberts||RE: Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, MA|
The two boxes on memorial 12530115 say "Memento Mori" (Remember your mortality) and "Fugit Hora" (Time Flies). If you want, I can give you a copy of the original at larger resolution. frog_addict "at" hotmail .com Just put those together with no spaces and change the "at" to the email @ symbol, and I will reply with the original photo attached. I am glad it was something you enjoyed! You'll have to read more about the escutcheons (skull symbols)and their symbolism. They are fascinating!
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